Kirk Herbstreit's son, walk-on TE at Ohio State, sheds black stripe
Kirk Herbstreit’s son – Zak Herbstreit – followed in his fathers footsteps by committing to Ohio State out of high school. Now, the younger Herbstreit is a full-fledged member of the Buckeyes.
A walk-on tight end out of high school in 2021, Zak is entering his second season in the program. On Wednesday, he ditched his black stripe ahead of the 2022 season.
“First I want to appreciate all of y’all for getting me better,” said Herbstreit. “Means a lot to me. Shout out my unit, old guys in Cade (Stover), Mitch (Rossi). Love you guys.”
🚨 𝗕𝗟𝗔𝗖𝗞 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗣𝗘 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗥𝗧 🚨
Let’s go, @ZHerbstreit‼️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/ft8SuzpswW
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) August 17, 2022
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 243 lbs., Herbstreit is a part of a deep tight-end unit for Ohio State and likely faces a steep battle for playing time in 2022. Either way, he is now a full Buckeye, an honor that will stick with him regardless of how the season plays out.
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